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    The large MOLLE pack

    After about 15 years of using the medium ALICE pack as my primary warm/hot weather backpack, I decided it was time for a change. So I got on Ebay and after looking through some of the listings, I decided to go with the large MOLLE pack with internal sleep system carrier. There are 2 versions… Full Story>>>

    Thoughts on the large MOLLE pack

    After about 15 years of using the medium ALICE pack as my primary warm/hot weather backpack, I decided it was time for a change. So I got on Ebay and after looking through some of the listings, I decided to go with the large MOLLE pack with internal sleep system carrier.

    There are 2 versions of this pack on the market – one where the main pack is separate from the sleep system carrier. And the one like what I bought, which is just one large pack.

    First Impressions:
    Its more slimlineed then the large ALICE
    Its easier to get into then the medium ALICE
    It has more webbing then the large ALICE
    The map case is larger then either the medium or large ALICE
    The map case has a mesh bottom, so its easier to see the contents
    The internal sleep system carrier has a zipper for easy access – lets talk about that just for a minute.

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    Internal vs external frame backpacks

    Internal frame VS external frame backpacks, ask a group of backpackers which one they prefer and your sure to get a variety of answers. The truth is, asking about internal and external frame packs is like asking about:

    chevy or ford
    dodge or toyota
    apples or oranges
    iron man or spider man

    This article is based on my personal opinion, established through years of hiking, backpacking and camping. Full Story>>>

    ALICE, MOLLE II or Maxpedition backpack for a 2 day trip

    The other day I received a question asking which one would make a good 2 day pack – MOLLE II Rifleman pack, ALICE pack, MOLLE II pack, or something from Maxpedition. In my opinion, there is no clear cut answer. The large ALICE packs are big, but their too “fat” – meaning they extend off my back too much and make me lean forward to balance the load. For this discussion, lets just talk about the medium ALICE pack, 3,000 cubic inch MOLLE II with external sleep system, the Maxpedition Vulture-II and the Maxpedition Full Story>>>